The Municipality of Meaford collects taxes from property owners based on the assessed value of each property. Council sets the tax rate each year through the Budget process.

Paying Your Bill

Tax due dates for 2020 are:

  • Interim: February 28, 2020 and April 28, 2020
  • Final: August 29, 2019 and October 29, 2019

Interest/Penalty at a rate of 1.25% will be added each month on the outstanding tax balance following the due date.

eBilling

Eliminate paper bills by having your property tax bills emailed to you. Sign up using the form below to receive your tax bills by email.

eBilling Application Form - Taxes 

Pre-Authorized Payment Plan

Never miss a payment and avoid late fees by signing up for a Pre-Authorized Payment Plan. You will receive your bill (in the mail or by email) before the due date, then the amount due will be automatically deducted from your bank account.

Payments may be made either in 4 installments (due February, April, August, and October) or in 12 monthly payments made on the 20th or 28th of each month.

Pre-Authorized Payment Application Form - Taxes

If you choose the monthly plan you will receive a letter in January and August to adjust the monthly payments required to pay the annual taxes.

If you improve your property or build a new house you will receive a Supplementary Tax Bill. You will need to contact our office to arrange for payment.

Cash, Cheque and Debit

Cash, cheque and debit payments can be made at the Municipal Office during office hours. Please make all cheques payable to the Municipality of Meaford.

Address: 21 Trowbridge Street West, Meaford

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed on statutory holidays)

Cheques can also be dropped off 24 hours a day using the after hours mail slot. However, please do not put cash in the after hours mail slot. If you require a receipt, please include a stamped, self addressed envelope as well as your entire tax bill with your payment.

Credit Card

You can now pay your property taxes using your Visa or Mastercard:

Over the phone: call 1-877-565-3799

Online: Meaford Online Bill Payment System

Guidelines:

  • There is a processing fee of 1.75% for Visa and Mastercard transactions.
  • The maximum payment is $10,000.00
  • Please allow two business days for processing.
  • You will receive an e-mail confirmation of payment for on-line payments or a confirmation number by phone.
  • You will need your 19-digit property assessment roll number on hand.

Online Banking

Payments can also be made by online banking, telephone banking and at bank machines through the following banks:

  • TD Canada Trust: Meaford Municipal Taxes
  • Royal Bank: Municipality of Meaford Taxes
  • Bank of Montreal: Meaford (Municipality) Tax
  • Scotia Bank: Meaford (Municipality) Tax
  • CIBC: Meaford (Municipality) Tax

When choosing the payer, be sure to select a tax payment, not Meaford Utility. 

If paying through online banking, your account number is your 19-digit property roll number beginning 4210XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Use all 19 digits, with no spaces and no dashes.

If you are paying for more than one property, each property will have a dedicated roll number, so separate payments must be made for each property.

Note: Please date your payment at least 3 business days before the due date to allow processing time from your bank to the Municipality. The payment must be received by our office by the due date to avoid interest/penalty charges.

A transfer fee of $20.00 applies for the Municipality to correct and transfer payments from one account to another. Please make sure you use the correct Payer and Roll number for the payment. 

Mail/Courier

Send your payment by cheque or money order payable to the Municipality of Meaford. Include the payment stub from your tax bill indicating the Roll number of the property you would like the payment applied to.

Address:

Municipality of Meaford
21 Trowbridge Street West
Meaford, ON N4L 1A1

It is your responsibility to make sure the payment is received at our office by the due date. Interest/penalty charges will apply if the payment is received after the due date. 

Tax Rates

Tax ClassDescriptionTotal Rate

CF

Commercial PIL: Full

0.02771813

CG

Commercial PIL: General- No Education

0.01481813

CJ

Commercial Taxable: Vacant Land, Shared

0.02133769

CT

Commercial Taxable: Full

0.02771813

CU

Commercial Taxable: Excess Land

0.02133769

CV

Commercial PIL Excess Land

0.02133769

CX

Commercial Taxable: Vacant Land

0.02133769

E

EXEMPT

0.00000000

FT

Farmlands Taxable: Full

0.00312363

IH

Industrial Taxable: Full, Shared PIL

0.03396818

IT

Industrial Taxable: Full

0.03396818

IU

Industrial Taxable: Excess Land

0.02433682

IX

Industrial Taxable: Vacant Land

0.02433682

JH

Industrial (New Construction):Full, Shared PIL

0.03136818

JT

Industrial (New Construction):Full

0.03136818

JU

Industrial (New Construction):Excess Land

0.02219182

JX

Industrial (New Construction):Vacant Land

0.02219182

MT

Multi-Res Taxable: Full

0.01795034

PT

Pipeline Taxable: Full

0.02058187

RF

Residential PIL: Full - No Support

0.01294803

RG

Residential PIL: General-  No Education

0.01133803

RT

Residential Taxable : Full

0.01294803

R1

Residential Farmland Awaiting Development

0.00323701

ST

Shopping Centre Taxable: Full

0.02771813

TT

Managed Forest Taxable: Full 

0.00323701

XF

Commercial (New Const.) PIL Full Occupied

0.02511813

XJ

Commercial (New Const.) Vacant Land Shared PIL

0.01912769

XT

Commercial (New Const.) Full Occupied

0.02511813

XU

Commercial (New Const.) Excess Land

0.01912769

XX

Commercial (New Const.) Vacant Land

0.01912769

ZT

Shopping Centre(New Const.) Full Occupied

0.02511813

Tax Certificates

Tax certificates are available by request at a cost of $75.00. Certificate requests can be mailed to the Municipality of Meaford at:

Municipality of Meaford
21 Trowbridge St W.
Meaford, ON
N4L 1A1

Tax Incentive Programs

 Farm Tax Class
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food
Farm Property Class Tax Rate Program 
1-800-469-2285
Conservation Land Tax Incentive Program

Ministry of Natural Resources
Conservation Land Tax Incentive Program 
1-800-268-8959

Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program

Ministry of Natural Resources
Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program
1-855-866-3847

Property Assessment

Every four years, Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) updates the value of every property in the province as part of Ontario’s assessment cycle. The last assessment update took place in 2016, based on a valuation date of January 1, 2016. These assessments will apply to the 2017-2020 property tax years.

Property owners have 120 days from the Issue Date on their Notice to file a Request for Reconsideration. The Issue Date and Reconsideration deadline will be included on the Property Assessment Notice.

When you receive your Property Assessment Notice, review it. No further action is required on your part unless you have questions or you disagree with your assessed value and/or classification.

If you have questions, or would like to learn more about how MPAC assessed your property and compare it to others in your neighbourhood, visit aboutmyproperty.ca. You can also review market trends for Meaford and file a Request for Reconsideration. Your unique Roll Number and Access Key were included on your 2016 Property Assessment Notice. 

Videos

For more information on property assessment, view MPAC's video series.

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